Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code, Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Legend:

◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

 

Computer Science

  
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    ◎ CS 471 - Object Oriented Design and Development


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will cover fundamental topics in object-oriented analysis, design, and development. An object-oriented design methodology and tool will be introduced and used. The course will use an object oriented development environment/language. Advanced features of object-oriented languages will be covered. Students will be required to investigate issues in object-oriented systems and their implementation. Prerequisites: ◆ CS 341 - Data Structures  and CMST 191 - Introduction to Public Speaking . Grade only.


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    CS 472 - Reusable Software Architectures


    (3 S.H.)

    This course investigates the software concepts that promote reuse of software architectures. In particular, the influence of object technology on software design and reuse is studied. Domain modeling methods, which model the application domain as a software product family from which target systems can be configured, are investigated. The course also covers reusable software patterns including architecture patterns and design patterns, software components, and object-oriented frameworks. State-of-the-art component technologies will be used to experiment with the concepts of this course. Prerequisites: ◎ CS 471 - Object Oriented Design and Development  or instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    CS 476 - Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design


    (3 S.H.)

    Introduction to the theory and design principles used in the construction of distributed computer systems. Study of architectural foundations of networked systems, file servers and transportation handling, and security issues. Case studies of specific distributed systems. Prerequisites: CS 405 - Operating Systems . Grade or P/NC.


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    CS 481 - Computer Applications


    (1-3 S.H.)

    This is intended to be an off-campus course. The computer applications to be covered are determined by the requesting group or company in conjunction with the computer science faculty. (Not open to computer science majors/minors.) Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    CS 482 - Internet/Web Architecture and Development


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will emphasize the distributed software architecture for web-based software and web services design and development. J2EE architecture will be used to provide a basis for developing software that will run on the client-side, the server-side, in a distributed system, or in a standalone environment. Topics include server components, servlets, Java server pages, Javabeans, session control and security, EJBs, transaction processing, database connections, and connection pools. A major application development environment will be used to design, develop, test, and deploy applications. Students will develop a distributed web application. Prerequisites: ◎ CS 471 - Object Oriented Design and Development  and either CS 344 - Introduction to Web Programming  or CS 472 - Reusable Software Architectures , or instructor permission. Grade only.


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    CS 490 - Independent Problems in Computer Science


    (3 S.H.)

    An opportunity to continue the study of selected topics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants.


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    CS 491 - Practicum in Computer Science


    (3 or 6 S.H.)

    Students work a minimum of 300 hours in an application environment under the supervision of a computer science professional. Open only to junior or senior declared CS majors who have satisfied specific requirements. Contact the Computer Science Practicum Coordinator or visit the department website for more information on these requirements. Prerequisites: coordinator’s permission. P/NC only. Offered each semester. Note: Only 3 S.H. apply to CS majors.


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    △ CS 495 - Computer Science Research Seminar


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is an undergraduate research seminar designed for upper-level computer science students. Students choose, with the help of faculty, an undergraduate research thesis topic. Computer science research methods are introduced, and the various forms of technical writing common to computer science are studied. Students conduct their research, write a technical paper as a result, and present their findings during the year-end senior technical conference. Students also read and critically review several computer science conference and journal articles. Prerequisites: ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing , ◆ CS 341 - Data Structures , and at least two 400-level CS courses. Grade only.


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Computer Science Education

  
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    CSED 321 - Computers in the Mathematics Curriculum


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to provide future mathematics teachers with a broad overview of the uses of computers in the mathematics curriculum. The primary emphasis is on selecting and evaluating courseware; using teacher utilities; and the role of programming and computer literacy in the mathematics curriculum. Prerequisites: MATH 213 - Calculus II  and junior or senior standing. A computer programming course is advised. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants.


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    CSED 452 - Computer Applications in Elementary Education


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is specifically designed for pre-service and in-service elementary classroom teachers for the purpose of exploring selected areas of microcomputer applications in elementary education. The primary goal of the course for each student is the acquisition of a positive attitude in the use of the microcomputer as a tool. To accomplish this goal, the student has direct experiences with computer-assisted instruction (CAI), computer-managed instruction (CMI), information retrieval, programming languages, software evaluations, and elementary computer literacy curriculums. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants.


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    CSED 480 - Computer Workshop


    (3 S.H.)

    Emphasis is on using microcomputers in education. Topics are selected from multimedia, authoring languages, LOGO (including turtle graphics), computer-assisted instruction (CAI), computer-managed instruction (CMI), information retrieval, text editing, educational software/courseware packages, software evaluation, computer curriculums, classroom organization, and computer literacy. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    CSED 481 - Computer Applications


    (3 S.H.)

    This is intended to be an off-campus course. The computer applications to be covered are determined by the requesting group or school district with the computer science faculty. Not open to computer science majors/minors. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    CSED 489 - Special Topics


    (3 S.H.)

    Experiences in computer science and computer science education for teachers of grades K-12. Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants.


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Counselor Education

  
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    CE 200 - Career/Life Decision Making


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the skills, processes, and information necessary to become actively and responsibly involved in their own college program planning as well as their longer-term career and life planning. P/NC only.


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    CE 220 - Emotions and Behavior


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on promoting students’ self-awareness and personal growth, with significant learning opportunities structured through in-class and out of class individual projects, small group work, and large group experiential activities. Grade or P/NC.


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    CE 432 - Stress Management


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides an introduction to important concepts, issues, skills, and interventions related to the identification and management of personal stress. Grade or P/NC.


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Data Science

  
  
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    DSCI 310 - Data Summary and Visualization


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will focus on methods, procedures, and application tools used to summarize and visualize data. Students will design and create summaries and visualizations to transform data into information in a variety of contexts. Students will complete a visualization project. Prerequisites: DSCI 210 - Data Science  or permission of instructor. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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    ◆ DSCI 325 - Management of Structured Data


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will give students an overview of the issues related to the management of structured data. Topics to be covered in this course include: data warehousing, data integrity and quality, data cleansing, basic programming concepts, the construction of simple algorithms, and the appropriate descriptive and graphical summaries of data. Commonly used software packages for the analysis and management of data will be emphasized. Prerequisites: DSCI 210 - Data Science . Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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    DSCI 330 - Management of Unstructured Data


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will give students an overview of the issues related to the management of unstructured data, i.e. data not stored in a table or database. Sources of unstructured data include bodies of text, social media applications, images, and audio. In the process of exploring various forms of unstructured data, students will be exposed to new programming languages and tools that are useful for managing this type of data (e.g. Python and bash). Other topics covered in the course include web scraping, natural language processing, and manipulating images/videos/audio files. Prerequisites: DSCI 210 - Data Science  and CS 234 - Algorithms and Problem-Solving I , or instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    DSCI 415 - Unsupervised Learning


    (3 S.H.)

    ​An introduction to machine or statistical learning techniques for finding structure in large complex data. Unsupervised learning methods such as clustering, association rules, text mining, recommender systems and dimension reduction methods will be discussed. Prerequisites: ◆ DSCI 325 - Management of Structured Data  or instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered fall semester alternate years.


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    DSCI 430 - Data Science at Scale


    (3 S.H.)

    The focus of this course is on exposing students to processing data on a large scale using a distributed platform. First, students will learn the functional approach to processing large data sets. Along the way, we will encounter many of the techniques that are employed in large distributed data-processing systems, such as using common higher-order functions, employing lazy evaluation, and relying on immutable data structures. By the end of the course students will be familiar with processing large amounts of data in one or more high-level languages (e.g. Python and/or Scala) and working with a number of frameworks for distributed computation (e.g. Hadoop/MapReduce/Spark). Prerequisite: DSCI 330 - Management of Unstructured Data  or instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    DSCI 489 - Special Topics


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Exposure to data science topics not included in other courses. Prerequisites: determined by topics. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable as topics change.


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    DSCI 492 - Internship in Data Science


    (1-6 S.H.)

    Provides the student with experience and training in data science techniques through an internship. For each credit hour, a student is expected to work two hours per week throughout the duration of the semester. Prerequisite: DSCI 395 - Professional Skill Development for Data Sciences  and permission of instructor. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants.


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Economics

  
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    ECON 101 - Entrepreneurship for Everyone


    (3 S.H.)

    Entrepreneurship for Everyone is a course that explains why liberal arts, science, and engineering majors are naturally suited to use their majors in achieving entrepreneurial success. The course utilizes lectures, reading assignments and guest speakers along with an introduction to business concepts essential for a thriving profit or non-profit business. The course is designed primarily for non-business majors. Meets GOAL 9. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics


    (3 S.H.)

    The private enterprise system, demand-and-supply, and market interaction; business costs and prices, forms of competition, resource markets; and the mixed economy. Meets GOAL 5. Prerequisites: (Recommended) General Education math requirement. Grade or P/NC.


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    ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    (3 S.H.)

    National income analysis; aggregate demand-and-supply; money and banking; business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 8. Prerequisites: (recommended) General Education math requirement. Grade or P/NC.


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    ◆ ECON 222 - Statistics for Business and Economics


    (3 S.H.)

    Elementary statistics for business and economics including descriptive measures, elementary probability, sampling of distributions, and statistical inference. Prerequisites: Qualifying score on the mathematics placement exam or  . Grade only.


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    ECON 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics


    (3 S.H.)

    The theoretical approach to consumer demand, decision-making in the pricing and employment of resources under the major market classification, and the distribution of resources and production. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics . Grade or P/NC.


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    △ ECON 303 - Intermediate Macroeconomics


    (3 S.H.)

    National income accounting and measurement, theory of the determination of national economic activity; economic growth; consumption; investment; government spending and net exports; design and effects of fiscal and monetary policies; inflation. Prerequisites: ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics . Grade or P/NC.


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    ECON 315 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to the economics of natural resource management and environmental quality. Theory and policy in the use of nonrenewable and renewable resources, and in the control of pollution. Current issues in those areas are featured. Meets GOAL 10. Recommended prerequisite: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics . Grade or P/NC.


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    ECON 320 - Business-Government Relations


    (3 S.H.)

    Government economic regulation of business including anti-trust legislation, natural monopoly regulation, and selected social regulation topics such as consumer product safety. Meets GOAL 9. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics . Grade or P/NC.


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    ECON 340 - Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics


    (3 S.H.)

    Quantitative analysis of decision-making problems in business and economics using a systematic and scientific approach. In particular, the focus is on application of quantitative and decision models including linear and dynamic programming, distribution and network models, inventory models, queuing theory, and Markov analysis and simulation. Prerequisites:   or  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    ECON 350 - The European Union - Evolution, Challenges, and Future


    (3 S.H.)

    Presentation of economic data relevant to the analysis of the European Union (EU); an overview of EU history, institutions and policy making; an evaluation of current EU economic policies (agriculture, competition, fiscal and regional policies); the creation of the monetary union; the challenges of enlargement; EU’s performance during the last recession. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  and  ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  or instructor’s permission. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    ECON 390 - Economics of the Middle East


    (3 S.H.)

    The Middle East possesses two-thirds of the world’s oil reserves, which the rest of the world uses as a basic input for its economies. In this course, students study the economics of oil and other natural resources of the region, such as the rapidly growing population and its impact on the labor markets as well as the impact all these factors have on scarce basic necessities such as water and food. The course also examines a brief history of ongoing conflicts within the region and their pull on increasing military spending within the context of the current Middle East economies. Prerequisites: ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  or instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ECON 399 - Internship Problem


    (3 S.H.)

    Prerequisites: Junior status in economics major, 2.5 GPA, and instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ECON 400 - Public Finance: Taxation


    (3 S.H.)

    Structure and economic effects of U.S. tax revenue sources such as the personal income tax and corporate income tax; principles of economic incidence and optimal taxation; current issues in taxation. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  or instructor’s permission. Grade or P/NC.


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    ECON 401 - Entrepreneurship and the American Economy


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the role of entrepreneurs in the development of the U.S. economy and the methods used by successful entrepreneurs. The course includes sections on American economic history and on competing economic systems with an emphasis on the role of entrepreneurship in the free-market system. Prerequisites: ECON 201  and  ECON 202 .FIN 360  Grade only.


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    ECON 405 - Monetary Theory and Policy


    (3 S.H.)

    The theory and practice of monetary policy in a modern open economy. This includes the microeconomic foundations of the demand for assets, including money; interrelationships between nonmonetary assets, money, and rates of return; the ability of central banks to manipulate the money supply and influence economic activity; and the roles of public and private debt in monetary policy. Prerequisites: △ ECON 303 - Intermediate Macroeconomics , △ ECON 304 - Money and Banking , or instructor’s permission. Grade or P/NC.


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    ECON 415 - International Economic Development


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the past and current paths to economic growth and development of countries. The course will analyze the economic policies and performances of countries by using economic theory and economic and social data. Emphasis is on developing countries of the Third World, the newly industrialized countries and former socialist countries undergoing transition to a capitalist system. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  and ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics . Grade only.


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    ECON 430 - Asian Economies in Transition


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the economic transitions that have occurred in Asia. It will include a study of the different economic development strategies and policies that have been used in various Asian countries and a study of which policies have been successful. It will use a comparative approach to examine similarities and differences among countries. Asia’s efforts at regional integration, globalization and development of its financial markets will also be included in the course. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  and ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  or instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ECON 435 - The Economies of the Americas


    (3 S.H.)

    This course studies the economic evolution of some of the economies of the Americas including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. It traces the main periods and events surrounding the modern-day economies of the Americas. The economic policies associated with these economies are described, analyzed, and compared. Special emphasis is given to the theory, practice and problems of economic interdependence and interaction in the region. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  and ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  or instructor’s permission. Grade only.


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    ECON 440 - Industrial Organization


    (3 S.H.)

    A theoretical and empirical study of the economic structure, conduct and performance of industry. Topics include concentration, scale economies, entry barriers, and collusive oligopoly practices. Topics are used to judge industrial performance relative to societal goals. Prerequisites: ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics . Grade only.


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    ECON 480 - Independent Studies in Economics


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Offers the advanced student an opportunity to do additional reading and/or research in areas of special interest. Prerequisites: instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Total credits may not exceed 6.


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    ◎ ECON 498 - Seminar in Economics I


    (1 S.H.)

    As the first part of the capstone course in Economics, students will, under the direction of the instructor, lay the foundation for a major research paper. The student will select the research topic, and conduct the literature review. The capstone project will be completed in Seminar in Economics II. Prerequisites: ECON 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics , △ ECON 303 - Intermediate Macroeconomics . Student must be an Economics major or minor. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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Education

  
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    EDUC 115 - Improving Reading and Study Skill


    (1 S.H.)

    To assist students who may have problems with reading skills and to help them develop efficient study habits to participate successfully in college level courses. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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Education Foundations

  
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    EDFD 100 - Introductory Education Field Experience


    (1 S.H.)

    This course provides a general elective education-related field experience within a community-based or school-based setting to pre-education students, prior to admission into Teacher Education. This course has a seminar, as well as supervised service component, within designated community agencies and/or area schools. All placements need to be approved by the second week of the course. This course has 15 field experience hours. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. P/NC only. Offered each semester. Repeatable.


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    EDFD 150 - Introductory Field Experience


    (0-1 S.H.)

    A general elective education-related field experience either within a community-based or school-based setting. Persons enrolled for 0 credit will be placed within a community-based setting. Persons enrolled for 1 credit will be placed within a school-based setting. Persons enrolled in this course must arrange their schedule with the Office of Clinical Practice prior to registration. This course requires 30-40 field experience hours. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. P/NC only. Offered each semester. Repeatable.


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    EDFD 308 - Human Relations and Student Diversity


    (3 S.H.)

    The course takes a laboratory and a directed study approach in areas such as communication, group interaction, trust, interpersonal relationships, and the study of minorities, ethnic groups, and second language learners. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program. Grade only. Offered May term.


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    EDFD 352 - Introduction to Educational Technology


    (2 S.H.)

    This course covers basic technological knowledge, which will enable the teacher to plan technology-based instruction, integrate technology into the curriculum, and enhance the teacher’s technological competencies. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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    EDFD 400 - Human Development and Learning: Early Childhood and Elementary


    (2 S.H.)

    This course provides students with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of preparing a safe environment for all learners. In particular, the impact of strategies on managing children within early childhood and elementary educational settings. This course has field experience hours within local school districts. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    EDFD 401 - Human Development and Learning: K-12 & 5-12


    (2 S.H.)

    This course provides students with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of the psychological and social dimensions of human development and learning. In particular, the impact of development and learning on children in K-12 and 5-12 educational settings. This course has field experience hours within local school districts. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    ◆ EDFD 441 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: K-12 and Secondary


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides students with the knowledge, skill, and understanding of building curriculum, choosing appropriate instructional strategies, and assessing both pupil knowledge as well as curriculum and instruction. In particular, the focus of the course is creating curriculum, instruction, and assessment for K-12 and secondary educational settings. This course has field experience hours within local school districts. Corequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    EDFD 442 - The Adult Learner


    (3 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the characteristics and development of adult learners. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    EDFD 450 - Comparative Education


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of the purposes, organization, offerings, and achievements of education in selected foreign countries. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    EDFD 460 - Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families Part I: Early Childhood and Elementary


    (2 S.H.)

    This course provides a structure for acquiring, building, and demonstrating mechanisms for integrating multicultural content into mainstream curricula. Specific attention is geared to goals, concepts and instructional planning addressing culture, ethnicity, race, gender, language, socioeconomic levels, religion, age, ethics and exceptionality. Ethnography is used to develop a Social Reconstructionist approach intended to transform teaching for educational equity and social justice. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    EDFD 461 - Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families: Part I: K-12 and 5-12


    (2 S.H.)

    This course provides a structure for acquiring, building, and demonstrating mechanisms for integrating multicultural content into mainstream curricula. Specific attention is geared to goals, concepts and instructional planning in elementary education addressing culture, ethnicity, race, gender, language, socioeconomic levels, religion, age, ethics and exceptionality. Ethnography is used to develop a Social Reconstructionist approach intended to transform teaching for educational equity and social justice. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite:  . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    EDFD 483 - Multicultural Children, Youth, and Families


    (2 S.H.)

    This course provides structure for acquiring, building and demonstrating mechanisms for integrating multicultural content into mainstream curricula. Specific attention is geared to goals, concepts and instructional planning in elementary education addressing culture, ethnicity, race, gender, language, socioeconomic levels, religion, age, ethics and exceptionality. The social reconstructionist approach is infused to provide demonstrations of transforming teaching for equity and justice. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    EDFD 497 - Individual Educational Topics


    (1-6 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to investigate both historical and current educational topics. Topics may include but not limited to: 1) human development and learning, 2) multiculturalism and diversity, 3) curriculum, instruction, and assessment, 4) student success and motivation, 5) standards and accountability, and 6) middle level education. Prerequisites: Instructor permission and completion of professional education sequence or educator’s license. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually or when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    EDFD 498 - Educational Issues and Trends


    (1-6 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to assess and to explore the impact of educational issues on current and historical trends. Issues may include but not limited to: 21st century learning, culturally responsive teaching, inclusive teaching, classroom management, standardized testing, and middle level professional learning communities. Prerequisites: Instructor permission and completion of professional education sequence or educator’s license. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually or when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    EDFD 499 - Educational Workshops and Seminars


    (1-6 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to analyze historical and current concepts through standalone and/or series of workshops and seminars. The topics may include but not limited to 1) child study, 2) curriculum, instruction, and assessment study, and 3) issues study. Prerequisite: instructor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually or when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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Education Human Services

  
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    EDHS 495 - Workshop: Counseling Topics


    (1 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to offer workshops in various topics for practitioners to future professionals. Announcements of the topics and any special enrollment issues will be made in advance of the workshop offering. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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Education-Reading

  
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    EDRD 450 - Differentiated Reading Instruction


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines the use of assessment data to plan differentiated reading instruction for a range of learners with diverse cognitive, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. Emphasis is placed upon differentiation of instruction within classrooms and collaboration with other professionals from the design of data-based interventions for struggling readers, advanced readers and English language learners. Prerequisite:  . Corequisite: EDUC 329 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts II . Grade only. Offered each semester. Note: Graduate project required if taken at graduate level. In addition, a bachelor’s degree and an elementary or special education teaching license when taken at the 500 level.


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    EDRD 460 - New Literacies and Literacy Engagement


    (3 S.H.)

    This course helps teachers balance the strengths of traditional text-centric reading materials with the demands and opportunities of increasingly diverse environments for interactive digital literacies. Special attention is given to supporting authentic engagement through blending of multiple literacies, student-driven dialogue, analysis of authors’ intended meaning, and interrogation in text in light of multiple viewpoints. Prerequisite: EDUC 329 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts II . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    EDRD 470 - Data-Based Improvement of Reading Programs


    (3 S.H.)

    This course has a focus on understanding collection, analysis, and interpretation of data as the driving force behind continuous improvement of reading instruction in the classroom and school. Particular attention is paid to continuous progress monitoring, responsive intervention, and collaboration among important stakeholders in the classroom, building, district, and community. Prerequisite: EDUC 329 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts II . Grade only. Offered annually. Note: Graduate project required.


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Elementary and Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECEO 320 - Foundations of Literacy, Early Childhood


    (2 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to explore the literacy development of young children in a culturally diverse society. Students will explore foundational theory, the language acquisition of children from birth through age eight, and developmentally appropriate instructional practices within the five components of a quality literacy program (vocabulary, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking). Emphasis is given to the characteristics of a balanced, literature-rich program that integrates language with beginning reading and writing concepts. Students will investigate the role of the teacher in the development of language processes. Students will learn to plan and assess language learning in early childhood and primary classrooms. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ECEO program. Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 321 - Children’s Literature


    (2 S.H.)

    This course teaches students about children’s literature. Consideration will be given to locating and evaluating early literacy, primary, and intermediate children’s books and to the method of organizing, teaching, and evaluating a literature program at all age levels. Current issues and research will be examined. Prerequisite: Admission to the ECEO Program. Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education


    (2 S.H.)

    This course provides students with early childhood education fundamentals, including examining the history, theory, trends, and contemporary issues in early childhood education as well as the role of the early childhood teacher, families and communities. In addition to covering the foundations of early childhood education, this course also examines community relationships and resources needed to support physical, social, emotional, language and cognitive development. Major theories and theorists are explored including: Rousseau, Froebel, Montessori, Skinner, Dewey, Vygotsky, Bandura, Gardner, Malaguzzi, etc. Modern social policy and issues that affect the health and safety of children are also included in the course content. This course will provide students with knowledge of legal structures and policies about early childhood education. Prerequisite: Admission to the ECEO Program. Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 413 - Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Methods


    (3 S.H.)

    Study in this course includes physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative development in the first two years with an emphasis on care in-group settings. Exposure to integrated curriculum, appropriate teaching strategies, inclusion and assessment. Intentional lesson planning aligned with Minnesota Indicators of Progress to achieve positive outcomes for young children will be emphasized. Evidenced based methods in developing curriculum to enhance child health and well-being for infants and toddlers. Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEO Program and  ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 416 - Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum and Methods


    (3 S.H.)

    This course provides students with theories of curriculum and curriculum planning. The course will also provide information for students to better recognize and understand some leading curricula, so that to comprehend different types of curriculum planning. Meanwhile, the course prepared future teacher with effective teaching strategies for their practice. By involving the statements of the Minnesota standards for teachers of early childhood education in the class, the students will be able to design their own activities for children. The involvement and importance of families in early childhood education will be introduced as well. This course includes 25 field experience hours. Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEO Program and ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 425 - Early Numeracy Methods


    (2 S.H.)

    Teaching competencies such as guiding student inquiry, demonstrating conceptual understanding of mathematics principals, and using a variety of instructional materials are developed in relation to the scope and sequence of a birth to third grade mathematics curricula. Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEO Program and ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 428 - Reading and Language Arts Methods


    (3 S.H.)

    This literacy methods course examines the integration of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing competencies in a unified literacy curriculum for learners age three to eight (birth - third grade). Instructional emphasis is placed upon assessment, fluency, active construction of meaning, and matching learner capabilities with appropriate instructional strategies. Fifteen (15) hours of field experiences with primary-aged students are required. Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEO Program and ECEO 320 - Foundations of Literacy, Early Childhood . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 435 - Primary Methods 1: Physical Education and the Fine Arts


    (2 S.H.)

    This course introduces the intrinsic and instrumental value of the arts and physical education/movement in the elementary classroom. The purpose is to instruct early childhood education majors in the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills that form philosophical and creative basis for intelligent and confident use of the arts and movement both as a subject matter to be taught and as tools to teach the core curriculum. Included in this course is physical education and the four areas of the fine arts: visual arts, music, drama, and creative movement. Fundamentals, instructional planning and strategies, materials, and integration techniques are addressed and explored. Ten (10) hours of field experiences with primary-aged students are required. The course includes a field trip and classroom field experience. Prerequisites: Admission to the ECEO Program and ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    ECEO 436 - Primary Methods 2: Science, Health and Social Studies


    (2 S.H.)

    Teaching in the primary elementary classroom involves weaving content areas into an integrated whole. This course integrates the content knowledge of science, health and social studies. Science content will include the study and guided application of current materials and methods designed for science and environmental education, with an emphasis on national science standards. Theoretical background and practical skills necessary for teaching both process and content curricula are developed through individual and group work, as well as field experiences. Social studies content will include social studies curriculum for the primary grades (K-3) and the use of children’s literature in the social studies curriculum. The focus is on curriculum planning and content, as well as on materials and resources appropriate to the field. Consideration is given to the exceptional student. Some attention is given to computer applications and to classroom diversity. Based on the National Social Studies Education Standards and the Educational Expectations for Minnesota Students (Content Standards), the course includes peer teaching as well as a field experience. Health content will include designing pre-third grade educational programs consistent with specified program objectives, includes development of logical scope and sequence plan for a primary health education program. Fifteen (15) hours of field experiences with primary-aged students are required. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the ECEO Program and ECEO 405 - Topics of Early Childhood Education . Grade only. Offered annually or when demand warrants.


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    EDUC 120 - Parenting


    (3 S.H.)

    The social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of children from birth to adolescence is outlined. Parenting strategies and child-rearing practices are discussed. This course meets the requirements for USP: Contemporary Citizenship and Democratic Institutions. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    EDUC 199 - Successful Teacher Preparation


    (1 S.H.)

    This course prepares students for successful admission to the teacher education program and student teaching. Goals of the course include the following: increase knowledge of topics of teacher success; provide concentrated attention to testing preparation; and provide strategies to lessen test anxiety. P/NC only. Offered summer session.


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    EDUC 221 - Children’s Literature


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to help students acquire knowledge of the genres of children’s literature and develop ability to evaluate, select, and teach with children’s literature at all age levels. Grade only. Offered each semester. Note: When completing online, students must arrange their own field experience placements.


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    EDUC 299 - Latino and Latin American Perspectives


    (3 S.H.)

    This course investigates Latino demographic growth in Minnesota and creates intercultural exchanges between WSU students and Latino K-12 students with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Winona. The course will address issues pertinent to citizen development, such as community-based learning and mentoring. Students will also learn about the history of racism, prejudice, and cultural deficit theory in the United States. Students will understand their own personal biases, where these biases came from, and how to think critically about contemporary issues pertinent to Latino populations in Minnesota. This course meets the requirements for USP: Contemporary Citizenship and Democratic Institutions. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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